Imagine that you want to travel from London to Paris. Ok, so that’s probably not too hard to imagine. But also imagine that you have absolutely no idea how to do that and neither does anyone that you know. In that situation you would probably go to Amazon and look for a book on the… Continue reading How To Travel From London To Paris
Bugger. It’s already November 3rd and I’ve completely forgotten about NaNoWriMo. It’s been a few years since I tried it (and failed) and I was intending to have another got this year. It’s too late though. I could probabyl catch up over the weekend, but this is going to be a busy month and there’s… Continue reading NaNoWriMo
I’ve been meaning to mention this for a couple of weeks, but I keep forgetting. A friend of mind wrote a novel which is in the form of a teenager’s diary and we thought that the perfect way to publish it was as a fictional blog. So the result is Alternative Freak. I’m pretty sure… Continue reading Alternative Freak
Following on from Monday’s post, I thought it might be interesting to go into a bit more detail about why I won’t ever use Microsoft Word (or, indeed, any word processor) unless I have to. I have three reasons – one is personal experience, one is technical and the third is largely philosophical. Firstly, the… Continue reading Why I Don’t Use Word
There’s an interesting discussion over on David Heinemeier Hansson’s blog about how the technical publishing industry could change in order to give better deal to technical authors. It’s particularly notable for the contributions from Tim O’Reilly and Gary Cornell (the publisher at Apress). One point that interested me was DHH’s assertion that all books are… Continue reading Shaking Up Tech Publishing
I finished the article that I mentioned last week and it’s now online. It’s an introduction to RSS and, in particular, how end users can read RSS feeds. All comments are appreciated.
They say that if you want to be a writer then the important thing is to keep writing. And I’m certainly not going to disagree with them. But I’ve been a bad writer recently and other than the witterings on this site I haven’t written anything for some considerable time. My last published works were… Continue reading On Writing